The Associations between Age, Occupation, Income, and Contraceptive Uptake in Women of Reproductive Age in Indonesia


Lailatul Rohmah1), Vitri Widyaningsih2)

 

1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret

2)Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Personal and social factor play role in individual behavior, including women choice toward contraceptive uptake. Age, education, religious beliefs, knowledge of fertile days, and culture were factors that significantly predicted contraceptive use. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between age, occupation, income, and contraceptive uptake in women of reproductive age in Indonesia.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study. A sample of 49,627 women of reproductive age was selected for this study. The dependent variable was contraceptive uptake. The independent variables were age, occupation, and income. The data were obtained from Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS) year 2017. The data were analyzed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: Contraceptive uptake in Indonesia was 59.7%. Contraceptive was used by women aged 15-49 years. Contraceptive uptake decreased with age <35 or ≥35 (OR= 0.52; 95% CI= 0.50 to o.55; p= 0.001), employed (OR= 0.72; 95% CI= 0.68 to 0.75; p<0.001), low education (OR= 1.77; 95% CI= 1.54 to 2.05; p<0.001), and low income (OR= 0.98; 95% CI= 0.94 to 1.02; p= 0.474).

Conclusion: Age, employment, and education are associated with contraceptive uptake in women of reproductive age.

Keywords: contraceptive uptake, Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey

Correspondence: Lailatul Rohmah. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email: rohmalailatul156@gmail.com. Mobile: +6289691804847.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph.03.108

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